non-Unity flavours and Mir

Aigars Mahinovs aigarius at
Tue Jun 18 06:00:26 UTC 2013

On 18 June 2013 07:33, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:

>  - What's the time line?  When , if we follow along with Ubuntu, would we
> expect to run with XMir instead of X and when would we expect to integrate
> with MIR natively?

Based solely on comments from this thread, as far as I understand, both
Ubuntu and KDE will maintain the ability to work with X for the foreseeable
timeframe, so this more of a question on which happens first - Ubuntu
stopping support for X based desktop environments (unlikely to be very
soon, given the popularity of XFCE and friends) or KWin dropping X support
in favour of Wayland-only solution (also unlikely to be quite soon given
how many distros are not shipping Wayland by default yet).

There might theoretically be new features that work on Mir (or Wayland),
but not on X, but those are likely to be minor and more related to boot
and/or user switching rather than actual work.

Best regards,
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